Flights resume at SW China airport

CNC report from Kunming
Added On January 6, 2013

Flights resumed Saturday after heavy fog lifted in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Nearly 10,000 passengers departed from the Kunming Changshui International Airport on Saturday, after many of them had been stranded there since Thursday.

Massive flight delays began to affect the airport on Thursday after thick fog reduced visibility to 300 to 800 meters.

The airport fell into a brief period of disorder when some stranded passengers grew angry with the delays and service flaws.

Airport operators say they were making all-out efforts to maintain order and arrange accommodations for stranded passengers.

Speaking of the weather in south China...

Rain and snow continued in south China on Saturday, putting authorities under pressure to prevent disruptions on the roads and with power supplies.

Freezing temperatures and icy rain continue to hit south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwest Guizhou Province and central Hunan Province.

Local counties say thick ice has made their roads unsafe for vehicles.

Local traffic authorities have beefed up efforts to de-ice four provincial highways and county roads that were closed due to safety concerns.

A National Meteorological Center statement says south China will continue to experience snow, rain and freezing temperatures for the next three days.